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grumble in the gizzard

To be annoyed or unhappy. Primarily heard in US. The outcome of that race left me grumbling in the gizzard—I thought for sure I had bet on the right horse!
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grumble about (someone or something)

To complain or gripe about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grumbling about how cold it is in here, thanks. Of course Marjorie is grumbling about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
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grumble at (someone)

To complain or gripe to someone about someone or something. I turned the thermostat up, so you all can stop grumbling at me about how cold it is in here, thanks. Of course Marjorie is grumbling at anyone who will listen about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
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grumble about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. What are you grumbling about now? The students were grumbling about the teacher.
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grumble at someone

to complain to someone. Go grumble at someone else. I'm tired of listening. Stop grumbling at me!
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In their letter, Grumbles and Belton note the efforts underway to clean up the waterway and the bay.
Caroline Davies, founder and director of Tumbles and Grumbles, said: "If We Can You Can was a great opportunity for me to gain some additional exposure for the business within the wider business community.
And for me, a healthy dose of perspective on life's little grumbles - and a reminder of why I still love journalism.
Grumbles but not cruelty GRANTING a degree nisi at Swansea today to Peggy May of Pantycelyn Road, Swansea, against Arthur James May, of Norfolk Street, Swansea, on the grounds of cruelty, Commissioner Temple Morris KC said: "According to the evidence of the wife, the husband grumbled, criticised, became moody, and it was impossible to please him.
Perhaps his grumble about the Be Proud bar prices was well-justified.
And the Squeaks figure out how to avoid the Grumbles, once and for all.
"Trading for upgrading water quality is the wave of the future," says Grumbles. "We are committed to giving good stewards credit and partnering with agriculture to accelerate restoration and protection.
As the slushy food and leftover gas squish through the intestines, you may hear grumbles called borborygmi (bor-buh-RIG-my).
Jaworski, keynote speaker, Ben Grumbles, Acting Assistant Administrator for the U.S.
Despite the regular grumbles of one contemporary Edinburgh architect (with an Irish name, Richard Murphy, who actually hails from Cheshire), Scots architects do get quite a lot of work in their home country--and do it rather well.
Charise Scott grumbles in mid-November as she fills out an online application for a security guard job with the Hyatt Regency Hotel chain.
Environmental Protection Agency's assistant administrator for water, announced the appointment of Ben Grumbles to the position of deputy assistant administrator for water beginning on February 4.
Scientists too often dismiss caterpillars as "eating machines," Yack grumbles. Although naturalists have published the occasional report of noise from various species of caterpillar, previous studies focused on sounds from species that lure ants to serve as bodyguards.
There were grumbles against him for this sweet work on the Sabbath, but did he not tell them that compassion was the rule of the Sabbath?
Ernest Grumbles, legal counsel for the Superior Wilderness Action Network (SWAN), the other environmental defendant group, calls the case a "SLAPP" suit--a strategic lawsuit against public participation--used as a "scare tactic to drive up the cost of litigation." In the wake of massive media coverage, however, SWAN Director Ray Fenner says the litigation has "more than backfired.